Naprapathic Medical Institutions Expanding in New Mexico

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Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine and Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico Expanding in Santa Fe

Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine Expanding in Santa Fe, NM.

“I can’t think of a more rewarding career than dedicating one’s life to helping others,” said Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, founder of Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine.

Doctors of Naprapathy, Patrick Nuzzo and Kirsten La Vista, are proud to announce expansion plans of Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine and Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico in Santa Fe.

Both the university and the medical practice assist patients with pain relief by using Naprapathic Medicine – a system of manually applied movements, both passive and active, designed to bring motion with consequent release of tension into abnormally tensed and rigid ligaments, muscles and articulations of the human body.

This form of manual medicine is used to treat patients without the use of drugs with pain associated from a variety of reasons such as injuries from automobile and sporting accidents to those suffering from fibromyalgia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Naprapathic treatment for PTSD was recently featured in the news as an effective way to treat U.S. Veterans after Dr. Nuzzo conducted a private study on the subject. Results of the initial 10-week study showed that all participants felt some degree of pain relief ranging from 10% to 90%.

Doubling in space, the university and practice will connect allowing easy access and flow of services from students, doctors and patients and will be conveniently located at 2600 Botulph directly across the street from CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Licensed and regulated in the state of New Mexico by the medical board, Naprapathic treatment is now covered by many major insurance companies which will allow the practice to continue to grow as more and more patients seek natural ways to heal the body without the use of prescription drugs.

“I can’t think of a more rewarding career than dedicating one’s life to helping others,” said Dr. Patrick Nuzzo, founder of Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine. “I studied Naprapathic Medicine because I looked up to my uncle who practiced it in the 1950’s. He was way ahead of his time using food and this form of manual medicine as a way to heal. He had a huge practice in Chicago where people would come from all over and wait for hours to see him. I grew up going to see my uncle verses traditional doctors for any ailments. I knew then, that I wanted to help others as he did, without the use of drugs.”

The Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine is currently enrolling students with classes beginning in January of 2015. To learn more about the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine, visit, call 505-467-8777 or follow us on Facebook at

To learn more about Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico, visit, call 505-424-8990 or follow us on Facebook at

About Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine
The mission of SUNM is dedicated to preparing its students to successfully participate in the world of Complementary Alternative Medicine and the Allied Health industry through education and training. The administrators, staff and faculty are committed to the growth of our students as individuals and recognize that our students are the heart of our school and the purpose of the program. To this end, the school is dedicated to providing its students with a top level education and practical knowledge so that each graduate will be able to lead a productive career in the health industry.

About Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico
It is the purpose of Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico, Inc. to provide the highest quality standard of Naprapathic health care. With two locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, the physicians and business personnel are devoted to achieving excellence in health care. It is our philosophy that this can best be achieved through our core values of professional competence in all facets of health care delivery; unwavering attention to patient dignity and sensitivity, and the maintenance of the highest standards of personal integrity. Moreover, Naprapathic Medicine of New Mexico, Inc. endeavors to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of all who seek our services with the expectation that such empowerment will assist them in making informed decisions about their health care and lifelong wellness.

About Naprapathy
Naprapathy was established in the 1900s by Dr. Oakley Smith, an osteopathic student and early chiropractor. Dr. Smith was one in a handful of early chiropractors to study under Daniel David Palmer (D.D. Palmer), considered to be the founder of modern Chiropractic. In time, Dr. Smith developed his own theories on Palmer’s concepts of vertebral subluxation, one which focused more on healing and repairing connective tissue. Through extensive anatomical research, Dr. Smith discovered that fibrous, or dense, connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, and muscles) when damaged or over-used, led to a rigid, scar-like condition in the body that often interfered and aggravated closely aligned nerves. Doctors of Naprapathic Medicine are connective tissue specialists. Naprapathy's philosophy is based upon a belief that all biological processes are aimed at survival and perpetuation of the species. Your body is inherently programmed to move toward health (homeostasis).

Media Contact:
Laura Nepveux, 713-594-6404, laura(at)phcp(dot)com

University & Medical Practice Contact:
Dr. Kirsten La Vista, 505-424-8990, drkirstenlavista(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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